August 11, 12, & 13, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Stepped barrel with 5-3/8" brass sheath over breech, cast and chased with decorations of a stand of arms, armor, and florals before terminating with three wedding bands at transition to steel. Additional brass sheath cannon muzzle over barrel muzzle. Underside of brass with "TORDU" and a sunburst. Brass lock decorated with relief depictions of a firing cannon, florals, and military accoutrements. Front of lock marked "Louis Lamotte". Push on hammer safety with simple geometric engraving. Pan decorated with florals. Frizzen concealed internally. German silver cast and chased furniture including trigger guard, trigger guard finial, buttcap, and sideplate with military motifs, florals, and stands of arms. Stock profusely inlaid with silver wire in floral patterns. Barrel retained by two keys with German silver escutcheons. CONDITION: Fine as cleaned. Some tool marks on barrel and breech. Vast majority of silver inlay still present with a few very minor losses. Sideplate screws with some old oxidation, one marred somewhat badly. Action will not hold on cock and needs attention. Bore is very good with some oxidation to muzzle. PROVENANCE: Greg Martin, September 2009 Auction, Lot 1029. A copy of previous description is also included with this lot. EW
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
12"
Caliber/Bore
.43 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Louis Lamotte
Model
Flintlock
Paperwork
Previous Description
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,382.50
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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